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Chief Legal Affairs Officer

David F. Simon, JD, is the chief legal affairs officer for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In this role, he oversees all legal matters for the College and serves as primary legal advisor to the president and CEO and College administration, senior management and board members. He is also responsible for overseeing risk management, compliance, internal audit, occupational health and safety, and campus security.

Before joining PCOM, Simon was executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Jefferson Health System (JHS), where he oversaw all legal, payor contracting, litigation, governmental relations and corporate governance matters for what was then the largest health system in Southeastern Pennsylvania. As part of his responsibilities at JHS, he served as the founding president and CEO of Delaware Valley ACO, the area’s largest Medicare Shared Savings Plan.

Prior to JHS, he served as Chief Counsel of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department, and as chief legal and regulatory affairs officer of Aetna US Healthcare. He also previously was a partner at Wolf Block in Philadelphia, where he focused on complex commercial litigation and computer law.

Simon received his law degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and his bachelor of science in management from the University at Buffalo, where he is a member and former Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Council. He has been named a Top 100 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and authored the original Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil Practice Manual and ALI-ABA's Computer Law Handbook.

Simon is married with four children and resides in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania.


  • J.D. cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.S. Management, magna cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo


Simon currently chairs the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Program Advisory Program Board and formerly chaired the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority Board when it was an independent agency. He also chaired the Delaware River Port Authority and the Audit Committee of the Board of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association. An expert in health and health insurance policy, he has chaired or been a member of health and insurance-related transition teams for several Pennsylvania governors, including current Gov. Tom Wolf.

Simon is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the Pennsylvania Bar Association (former Chair, In-House Counsel Committee) and the Philadelphia Bar Association (former Chair, Computer Law Committee.)